Call on WhatsApp in Laptop
To make a call on WhatsApp in laptop, you will need to have the WhatsApp application installed on your laptop and be logged into your account. Once you have the application open, you need to click the relevant message tab from the left side bar of the screen/app. From the selected contact you would like to call. Find the video or audio call option at the top corner. If the person you are trying to call also has WhatsApp installed on their device and is currently connected to the internet, the call should connect.
Let’s discuss the steps involved in downloading, installing and making calls.
Downloading and Installing
To download WhatsApp for Windows, you can follow these steps:
- Open a web browser on your Windows computer/laptop and go to the WhatsApp website.
- Click on the “Download for Windows” button.
- Once the download is complete, open the downloaded file to begin the installation process.
- Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
Alternatively, you can download WhatsApp from Microsoft Store, just open the store, search for WhatsApp and install it.
Opening the Application and Connecting with Phone.
Once the installation is complete successfully.
- Open WhatsApp on your Windows computer and log in with your phone number.
- An QR code will appear on your computer screen, Open WhatsApp on your phone, tap on More options in the top right corner, then tap on WhatsApp Web and scan the QR code on your computer screen.
That’s it, you’re now ready to use WhatsApp on your Windows computer.
Making Audio or Video Call
Once your phone and laptop connected with each other you need to click the relevant message tab from the left side bar of the app. From the selected contact you would like to call. Find the video or audio call option at the top corner. If the person you are trying to call also has WhatsApp installed on their device and is currently connected to the internet, the call should connect.
Additionally, to make calls on WhatsApp on a laptop, you will need to make sure that your laptop has a microphone and speakers, or a headset, as these are necessary for the call. If you don’t have a microphone, you can connect an external microphone to your laptop.
It’s also important to note that WhatsApp calls made on a laptop use the internet (VoIP), so a stable internet connection is required for the call to work properly.
Advantages and Disadvantages of WhatsApp.
WhatsApp is a popular instant messaging and calling app that has several advantages and disadvantages.
- Easy to use: WhatsApp has a simple and user-friendly interface that makes it easy for anyone to use.
- Cross-platform support: WhatsApp can be used on a variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets, and computers, making it accessible to a wide range of users.
- Secure: WhatsApp uses end-to-end encryption to secure messages, ensuring that only the intended recipient can read them.
- Group chats: WhatsApp allows users to create group chats with up to 256 people, making it easy to communicate with large groups of people.
- Cost-effective: WhatsApp is a free app that uses the internet to make calls, so users do not have to pay for expensive international calls.
- Limited data storage: WhatsApp stores all data on the device, so if the device is lost, all data is lost as well.
- Internet dependency: WhatsApp uses the internet to make calls, so users need a stable internet connection to use the app.
- Limited features: WhatsApp does not have some features that other instant messaging apps have such as video editing , polls etc.
- Spam and fake news: Due to the large number of users, WhatsApp has become a source of spam and fake news, which can be a problem for some users.
It’s worth noting that WhatsApp is constantly updating and improving, so some of the disadvantages might change over time.